The Shield (2002–2008)

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 Detective Vic Mackey (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (66 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Detective Steve Billings / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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Romero: I'll put my hand on the Bible.
Holland Wagenbach: Not as much fun as putting your hands on another man's wife.
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The Shield is superb
31 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think the Shield is excellent and has a huge fan base in the UK. In my opinion it's up there with the Sopranos as the best thing on TV certainly in the UK. Obviously I can't comment on US television. I love the documentary style of filming and can't get enough of the whole thing. It's just a shame that we have to wait so long to see the new series here as we are well behind you in the US. I usually buy them on DVD to save waiting. I really can't believe anyone being critical of this show. You should see some of the stuff that's broadcast in England if you want to see rubbish. The Shield really is top class and long may it continue.


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